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  • Museum features first territorial governor

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum just opened a new exhibit about Isaac Stevens, the first governor of the Washington Territory. Stevens’ resume includes serving as a U.S. congressman and a …


  • Spokane Valley takes tentative steps toward historic preservation

    Spokane Valley does not have an historic preservation ordinance; a move is under way to rectify that.


  • Earth, from space, is Valley Museum draw

    If you’ve ever wondered what Spokane Valley looks like from space, then now is a good time to stop by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum: It will feature the Smithsonian …


  • Valley’s Old Plantation torn down

    To most Spokane Valley residents it was known as the Old Plantation. The restaurant sitting on the corner of Vista Road and Sprague Avenue went from being a fancy place …


  • Early Spokane Valley farmers’ ingenuity, thriftiness lives on in river rock homes

    When the late Don Rhodewalt and his wife, Janice Samish, were looking to move from Oregon to Spokane in 1995, a friend who offered to help with house-hunting found them …


  • Want to learn more about your historic Valley home?

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is the place to go for research on older Valley homes. “We have searchable databases of Valley structures and buildings,” said Jayne Singleton, director of …


  • Museum honors 1927 air race

    In 1927, aviation was capturing America’s imagination. In May that year, Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris. It was also the year …


  • Spokane Valley museum honors Luke Williams, sign company co-founder

    Take a drive on any busy street across America and you’ll pass many electronic signs telling you what time it is and the temperature. Starting March 28, the Spokane Valley …


  • Spokane Valley Heritage Museum installs ‘new’ 1930s windmill

    Spokane Valley was known for its apple orchards and farms until the 1960s. Windmills flew above many of the farms, pumping water to the families living there. “They were the …


  • Civil War exhibit finds Valley connections

    This November marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery in Pennsylvania. At the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, a new exhibit …


  • Celebrating our ag roots

    The annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Show is a favorite for Spokane Valley Heritage Museum executive director Jayne Singleton. “This used to be an agricultural community,” she said.


  • Driving tour tells story of Lake Saltese

    Chief Andrew Saltese – or Seltice, depending on which side of the state line you area standing on – lived with his family for years on the banks of a …


  • Coulee dam featured

    Try to imagine 12 million cubic yard blocks of concrete as the building blocks of the Grand Coulee Dam. It’s tough to wrap your mind around, but a new exhibit …


  • Appeals court upholds ruling for museum

    The Washington State Court of Appeals has upheld the decision of a Spokane County Superior Court judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum by …


  • Surprise celebration

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., celebrates not only the history of Spokane Valley, but its volunteers as well. Peggy Taylor turned 89 Friday, and the museum …


  • Opportunity hall has been part of Valley’s story for 100 years

    Over the past 100 years, the city of Spokane Valley has grown and expanded. Sprague Avenue, once a two-lane dirt road, is now eight lanes of busy traffic. Houses along …


  • Upcoming WWII exhibit at Valley Heritage Museum has local ties

    Their generation has been heralded for saving the world. Yet for many who fought during World War II, they had to live with racism and oppression at home while they …


  • Heritage Museum seeking volunteers, photos

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


  • Titanic exhibit explores historic ship’s story, local connections

    It has been nearly 100 years since Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The ship, touted as “practically unsinkable,” left port at Southampton, England, April …


  • Spokane Valley Heritage Museum seeks volunteers, donations

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


  • Event highlights cemeteries

    There are many old cemeteries dotting the region around Spokane County. Some of them have been there for about as long as Washington has been a state. Many have been …


  • Patch work in Opportunity

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $4 …


  • Museum has ‘auto’ motive

    You don’t have to be that old to remember drive-in theaters and the experiences that came along with them. Jerry Anderson, a longtime Spokane Valley resident, remembers begging his parents …


  • Judge rules in favor of Valley museum

    The owners of three businesses filed suit against the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum last fall alleging that when the museum fenced off its back lot and cut off traffic their …


  • Valley Heritage Fair this weekend

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum will present the Valley Heritage Fair Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. across the street from the old University City Mall on …


  • Encouraging sign

    For almost 100 years, it has hung over the door of what is now the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave. It was there when the building was …


  • Valley Heritage Museum shares area’s stories

    Students from across the Spokane Valley have been enjoying field trips to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave. Students have a couple of new exhibits to see …


  • Exhibit covers native traditions, white settlement in 1800s

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is presenting an exhibit highlighting the history of Spokane Valley from 1800 to 1899. “Under One Sky” features bits of history …


  • Museum exhibit covers native traditions, white settlement

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 12114 E. Sprague Ave., is unveiling a new exhibit today highlighting the history of Spokane Valley from 1800 to1899. ”Under One Sky” features bits of …


  • Valley shows off heritage

    The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum celebrates the Valley’s past all year long, but this weekend the museum is taking a bit of that past and bringing it outside – a …


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